Although Bandai Namco Entertainment‘s developers are currently hard at work getting Tekken 7 ready for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One platforms, according to the series’ producer Katsuhiro Harada, the seventh installment in the fighting game franchise won’t be making its way onto the Nintendo Switch any time soon. As a matter of fact, it might not happen at all should the demand for the Big N’s newest console continue to cause the system to be sold out everywhere.
While speaking during a conversation with GameSpot, Katsuhiro Harada and producer Michael Murray, who translated the interview, talked about the possibility of Tekken 7 coming to Nintendo Switch. However, the two cautioned fans to temper their excitement for the possibility of this happening, as they have not even been able to obtain a Switch yet due to it being sold out whenever they look, and because of the busy nature involved in getting the arcade game ready for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
“Officially, we can’t really comment on that because our company has strict policy about which titles we talk about for Switch. But personally, we’ve been so busy with trying to master up Tekken for the current platforms that we haven’t really had enough time to study the hardware. We couldn’t even buy it–it was sold out every time we went to look for it.”
Of course, while it looks like Tekken 7 definitely won’t be ready to receive a Switch port at launch or anytime near the game’s release on PC and consoles in June, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the fighting title won’t make the leap onto the Nintendo system sometime in the distant future. After all, Bandai Namco is one of the Big N’s partners for the Switch, with Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 being just one of the games that the publisher is bringing to the system.
All things considered, should Bandai Namco Entertainment eventually make Tekken 7 available for Nintendo Switch, it would be interesting to see if the companies would collaborate to add a character from the Big N’s IPs that would be available as exclusive DLC for the console. Naturally, though, not many Nintendo titles really fit the bill when it comes to Tekken 7‘s style and themes, but a major Fire Emblem personality like Ike could work well if done correctly.
Tekken 7 is slated to release on June 2, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.